Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Objections were raised to the city's failure to consult with the taxpaying voters in the affected community before making such important decisions.
In a show of solidarity, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO has voted to unite all public sector unions in a coalition to coordinate a defense against ultra-right anti-labor legislative efforts.
"I've been in the labor movement since 1998, and seeing more than 150 of my union brothers and sisters come together to help one another and their communities is the proudest moment of my life."
The reactionaries who swept the Oklahoma elections placed an especially confusing element before state and national politics by passing a referendum aimed at blocking the new national health care bill.
A 1,000-strong People's Freedom Caravan arrived today in time to participate in the opening of the U.S. Social Forum, a gathering of thousands of progressive and left social and political activists.
On April 19, the nation paid tribute to the 168 men, women and children who died 15 years ago in the Oklahoma City bombing. However many argue there are striking similarities between the violent tenor of that period and today.
Don McCorkell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has made a compelling film that will make you think twice before you buy your next chicken wing.